Eighty percent of human skin consists of collagen protein. So the more collagen, the better the skin, right? That's why collagen injections became popular so quickly when they were first introduced. Today, collagen injections are far and few. With the advent of newer, longer-lasting injectable fillers, collagen is quickly on the outs.
Dermabrasion is the most basic of skin-resurfacing techniques—like sandpaper to the skin, essentially, to smooth things out. Like chemical peels and laser skin resurfacing, dermabrasion works because the top layer of skin cells, which bears the brunt of damage from acne, sun exposure, wrinkles, blemishes and other imperfections is destroyed, and replaced with new, undamaged cells as the skin heals.
The nose job (technical term "rhinoplasty") has been something like a rite of passage for many a woman (and, increasingly, man.) It is often the first plastic surgery undertaken in a patient's life. If all goes well, the procedure can streamline and enhance the overall look of a face; if not, the patient can emerge with a botched feature in the center of her face. The stakes are high.
Botox is the most popular cosmetic procedure in the country, and for good reason - it offers effective, moderately long-lasting wrinkle elimination with relatively few side effects and risks. Botox can be injected near the mouth, chin, neck, forehead creases and crow's feet (the wrinkles that fan out on the corner of your eyes).
Pilates uses resistance training and a rotation of 500 exercises to work the body's midsection, improve muscle tone, balance, coordination, posture, and mental focus.